Pharmacist and biochemist Rafael Guido graduated from Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho. He continued his academic journey at the University of Marburg, Germany on a sandwich fellowship, and later earned a doctorate in applied physics from the University of São Paulo. Rafael’s scientific research is a significant contribution to the treatment of malaria. Currently, he serves as an associate professor at the São Carlos Physics Institute at the University of São Paulo. To stimulate his scientific thoughts, he maintains a running routine, often accompanied by podcasts. Outside of his professional life, Rafael enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, often ending the week around the barbecue with a good bottle of wine. His personal and professional life beautifully intertwines, creating a balance that fuels his passion for both family and scientific discovery.